June 1, 2022
HeatReady Schools, a HUE-funded pilot project led by Jenni Vanos, discusses their collaboration with Phoenix schools, including Paideia Academies, that aims to mitigate heat risk by helping schools create a safer environment for their students. As part of this effort, a HeatReady Scorecard was created, which includes a set of 30 recommendations for what makes a heat-ready school. The scorecard is designed to help school administrators gauge their school’s heat preparedness, and find areas for improvement. As the program grows, developers hope to create an official Heat Ready certification that schools can earn.